New York rapper 50 Cent has a billion reasons to smile from ear to ear. The hip-hop heavyweight’s unforgettable “In Da Club” music video has reached over 1 billion YouTube views on the streaming powerhouse.
50 Cent Hits 1 Billion
The rap heavyweight’s iconic debut single from Get Rich or Die Tryin’ is officially sitting on a milli. The video’s historic achievement is also celebrated with its 4K and fully restored version of the original masterpiece.
Reaching 1 billion views on YouTube, “In Da Club” is the second Rap/Hip Hop music video from the Pre-YouTube era to achieve this milestone, the first being Eminem’s “Without Me”. 50 Cent joins a diverse and elite group of artists from this era to do the same, including Nirvana, Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Whitney Houston, The Cranberries and a-ha. The video for “In Da Club” was directed by Philip Atwell (Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop, etc) and won Best Rap Video and Best New Artist at the 2003 VMA’s and was nominated for Video Of The Year.
50 Cent Celebrates In Da Club Going A Billi
The G-Unit boss also celebrated his massive achievement. Fifty shared a promo clip acknowledging the success and referenced his New York roots.
“1 Billion views 👀not Bad for a kid from South Side. LOL #BRANSONCOGNAC #lecheminduroi #abcforlife Nov 18” -50 Cent’s Instagram
Game Verzuz 50 Cent Might Go Down
This past weekend, West Coast rap manager Wack 100 hit up his Instagram page to deliver a massive pitch to 50. 100 took credit for previously linking former G-Unit member Game and Curtis Jackson up and said a Verzuz battle between them could really go down.
“I got em to Shake hands and function in the same clubs together twice – With a little help from @unclemurda & @djkayslay It just might happen— All Respect @50cent you told me we was good let’s give em what they want @losangelesconfidential smiles everyday — #BridgingTheGap” -Wack 100’s Instagram
The Game Beef Heads To TV
In September 2020, the “Power” executive producer went to his Instagram page to hype up a major announcement about his past Game feud turning into an actual show. 50 also used the news to take a jab at Game’s former and currently incarcerated manager James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond.
“😆yeah i had to do this one, so everybody can see how Jimmy The Rat was moving legendary sucker sh*t. NEW SHOW 🚨#STARZPLAY get the app #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi” -50 Cent’s Instagram